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15th Apr '16 3:47:36 PM Jhonny
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* Several of the disasters depicted on shows such as AirCrashInvestigation, {{Mayday}}, Seconds From Disaster, and similar, are the result of mismeasurement. Plane and train crashes, explosions, building collapses - it's all a result of someone, at some point, measuring something ''very'' wrong.

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* Several of the disasters depicted on shows such as AirCrashInvestigation, {{Mayday}}, Seconds From Disaster, and similar, are the result of mismeasurement. Plane and train crashes, explosions, building collapses - it's all a result of someone, at some point, measuring something ''very'' wrong.
wrong. In some cases, the measurement was actually correct, but dismissed as unrealistically low/high.
24th Mar '16 5:58:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''JonathanCreek'': In "Angel Hair", Jonathan is designing an illusion that centers around sawing a ventriloquist dummy in half. As the trick requires extra sets of feet for the dummy, he tells the dummy maker to be sure dummy has twelve feet. The dummy maker ends up delivering a 12 foot tall dummy.
* An episode of ''TheCosbyShow'' had Theo ask his older sister if she could tailor a fake designer shirt for him (he had previously claimed he owned one in order to impress a girl). Her measurements are off, resulting in the shirt having mismatched sleeves among other problems.

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* ''JonathanCreek'': ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Angel Hair", Jonathan is designing an illusion that centers around sawing a ventriloquist dummy in half. As the trick requires extra sets of feet for the dummy, he tells the dummy maker to be sure dummy has twelve feet. The dummy maker ends up delivering a 12 foot tall dummy.
* An episode of ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' had Theo ask his older sister if she could tailor a fake designer shirt for him (he had previously claimed he owned one in order to impress a girl). Her measurements are off, resulting in the shirt having mismatched sleeves among other problems.
18th Mar '16 11:19:30 PM Hossmeister
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9th Jul '15 2:18:01 PM JediGoalie30
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* In ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[HyperCompetentSidekick Al]] remarks that [[TheKlutz Tim's]] philosophy is "Never measure, cut yourself."
3rd Jul '15 4:37:27 PM Lopiny
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* This was a feature of many of Bergholt Stuttley "Bloody Stupid" Johnson's inventions on the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.

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* This was a feature of many of Bergholt Stuttley "Bloody Stupid" Johnson's inventions on the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.
''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. For a sample, his Colossus of Ankh-Morpork is currently carried in the Museum Curator's pocket for when tourists ask to see it, and a matching set of salt and pepper shakers he designed is currently in use as a grain silo.
26th Jun '14 6:58:35 AM theAdeptRogue
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* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', maid Maylene misread the instruction label of a detergent due to her poor eyesight, and used 30 cups instead of the required 3, causing a huge, bubbly mess.
20th Mar '14 9:56:52 PM billybobfred
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* ''HeyArnold'': When the town tries to bake the world-record larges pizza puff, Sid accidentally adds an absurdly large amount of baking soda because he reads "tsp" (for "teaspoon") as meaning "ten square pounds", resulting in a massive pizzasplosion.

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* ''HeyArnold'': When the town tries to bake the world-record larges largest pizza puff, Sid accidentally adds an absurdly large amount of baking soda because he reads "tsp" (for "teaspoon") as meaning "ten square pounds", resulting in a massive pizzasplosion.
20th Mar '14 9:56:29 PM billybobfred
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* ''HeyArnold'': When the town tries to bake the world-record larges pizza puff, Sid accidentally adds an absurdly large amount of baking soda because he reads "tsp" (for "teaspoon") as meaning "ten square pounds", resulting in a massive pizzasplosion.
17th Mar '14 3:56:45 PM prio
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5th Mar '14 5:00:45 AM RevolutionStone
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* Several of the disasters depicted on shows such as AirCrashInvestigation, {{Mayday}}, Seconds From Disaster, and similar, are the result of mismeasurement. Plane and train crashes, explosions, building collapses - it's all a result of someone, at some point, measuring something ''very'' wrong.
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